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SoundCloud partners with YouTube’s copyright detection company

Dancing Astronaut – EDM, trap, techno, deep house, dubstep The company behind YouTube’s copyright detection software has now been tasked with doing the same for SoundCloud. While the move will not necessarily result in a plethora of takedown notices, part of Zefr’s draw for content distributors is that the company lets the copyright owners claim content as their [...]

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YouTube to launch ad-free subscription service

Dancing Astronaut – EDM, trap, techno, deep house, dubstep Joining the website’s new Music Key streaming service, YouTube has announced its plans to launch another subscription-based service over the next few months. While Music Key was the company’s response to streaming companies such as Spotify, Beats Music, and now Tidal, the industry heavyweight isn’t done yet. [...]

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Rand Paul’s Presidential Campaign Video Just Got Pulled From YouTube

Copyright law is a bitch. Just ask Rand Paul’s newly launched presidential campaign whose video “Stand With Rand: Kentucky” just got pulled from YouTube on copyright grounds. YouTube’s Content ID system flagged a song in the video by country singer John Rich. “Sorry about that,” says the YouTube page now. Read more… Continue Reading from [...]

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Advocacy groups claim YouTube Kids breaks laws that separate entertainment from advertisements

A coalition of advocacy groups plans to file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission alleging that YouTube Kids, the child-focused video-streaming app released in February, blurs the line between programming and advertisement. The groups claim that companies like McDonald’s, Lego, and Barbie have used YouTube Kids channels to display ads in “ways that deceive children and [...]

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Twitch hack puts home addresses, phone numbers, and passwords at risk

Twitch, the company Amazon acquired for nearly $1 billion last August, has been hacked. The service is used mostly to live-stream content from video games, whether that involves an official tournament or a chaotic game of Pokémon Red, but it recently announced plans to stream other types of content, like live music festivals. The company hasn’t yet [...]

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